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Progressive International GPC-5000 Cherry-It Multiple Cherry Pitter

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  • Revolutionary cherry pitter pits 4 cherries at once
  • Spring-loaded mechanism provides ease of use and locks for compact storage
  • Non-skid base catches pits for easy discarding and won't slide around on counter
  • Disassembles for easy cleaning; dishwasher safe
  • Patent-pending design keeps counters and clothes free of stains and messes
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Product Description

Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive, and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. Progressive introduces a revolutionary cherry pitter where 4 cherries are quickly pitted at once. In the removable plastic insert, there is space for 4 regular cherries or 4 large cherries. Turn the cherries to the front and with one spring loaded push, 4 cherry pits are extracted. The pits are discarded in the non skid base and when finished, simply remove the insert and empty the container. This cherry pitter keeps counters and clothes free of stains and messes and makes the job of pitting cherries so fast. The spring loaded mechanism locks for compact storage. Dishwasher safe. Patent pending.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.2 x 3 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0026RI3TU
  • Item model number: GPC-5000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,744 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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206 of 210 people found the following review helpful By C. G. King TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 16, 2010
I really liked the Good Grips Pitter but ended up with a very sore wrist so decided to try this version thinking the 4-up load would be faster and less stressful. First, let me say that the design of this device is effective and while it doesn't feel like the highest quality item I've used, it does a decent job with little effort. It seems a good value for the price.

Overall, it didn't seem any faster than the single fruit pitting operation because you have to carefully load four cherries into their slots and then change your hand position to push down the lid (which rises again via spring with little effort from you), and then change position again to extract the pitted cherries. The good thing about that is you are less likely to get serious muscle fatigue when doing a large batch because you aren't quickly repeating the exact motion over and over like with the single pitting tool. In my case, that repetitious activity, although efficient, aggravated my carpel tunnel.

There is more to clean up with this unit than the single fruit pitter, but it's not bad. Everything rinses clean pretty easily. One note: the locking mechanism locks the spring tray that releases the fruit up and out of the way so the unit will stay closed, but it is not locked closed and with the spring tray locked up those very sharp cutters are exposed, so you need to be careful when handling and cleaning the unit.

In the batch I did, 80% of the pits were removed cleanly on first try (I counted cherries and pits). I laid the cherries in the slots in various positions but didn't notice any difference in effectiveness. The single pitter was a bit more effective.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Andrew'sMom on July 16, 2009
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I just used this cherry pitter for the first time this evening - I did a whole bag of cherries in less than 10 minutes while watching television. As the other reviewer stated - it pits four cherries at a time, the tray has 4 small holes and 4 larger holes and all the mess (juice/pit) stays in the tray. Also, of note, I pitted some cherries with the stems on as a test and out of 24 cherries - 20 kept the stem in place and removed the pit - and the other four I was able to put the stem back in place - [...]. Great product.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Lindsey Brage on May 31, 2010
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I purchased this pitter to make use of the small pie cherries that grow on my property. I'd never bothered picking them because pitting with a knife left me with nothing usable, and regular cherry pitters were always made for large cherries. This pitter gets a solid two thumbs up for me, for pitting large amounts of pie cherries. The reason I did not rate it 5 stars is that #1. It misses the pit in about 1 in 8 small cherries. This is an acceptable average, though, and removing each cherry with a squeeze identifies which were not wholly pitting. Reason #2. It is somewhat difficult to clean. Any cherry juice that gets stuck to the upper section is all but impossible to remove without soaking and scrubbing with along brush. Washing immediately seems to help. Despite these drawbacks I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this pitter to anyone interested in processing large amounts of cherries quickly. It's very easy on the hands and the work goes quickly. This little gadget turned what has been, in years past, a tree full of bird food into a pantry full of canned cherry preserves and pie filling!

Unrelated, but worth mentioning to cherry growers- I've never been able to keep the birds off my cherry tree when the cherries got ripe, but in the past year we started keeping hens and ducks for eggs. During the day they rest and play under the cherry tree- apparently these big birds moving around underneath has totally scared off the birds who'd be eating my cherries!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Diane E. Jezewski on August 14, 2009
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I really like this pitter. Ok, it may leave a few pits on smaller cherries but with the big ones it is a breeze. That is the only reason for 4 stars. It cleans up in a breeze too. This made my jam making so much easier.
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Blondiefan on July 5, 2009
I tried it for the first time today, and it's OK. I like that it pits up to four cherries at one time, and that you can choose between small or large sizes by flipping the plastic tray around. It makes a hole in a cherry that looks just like a canned pitted black olive hole, with an X shape on one side and a round hole on the other. Now I don't have to deal with juicy mess and the potential for getting cut using a paring knife to pit my seven pounds of cherries!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Seek Felicity TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 8, 2011
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I used to purchase frozen cherries because they would come pitted. Most of us know that the taste of fresh cherries cannot be beat but who wants to spend hours pitting and cleaning up juice? Pretty much nobody. This pitter will pit four cherries in a couple of seconds.

I haven't had any problems with pits remaining in cherries. I also haven't had problems with juice splattering outside of the device. Typically, the cherries are cleanly pitted. On some occasions, however, the pits along with cherry remnants are removed. These remnants can be problematic as they become lodged in the metal spears that pit the cherries or in the top of the device. The metal spears are sharp so it can be difficult to remove the cherry remnants from them. It is also difficult to remove the cherry pieces that become stuck in the top of the device because a plastic spring loaded piece serves as a barrier. (You can see the plastic spring loaded piece it in the primary product image.) You will have to use a thin cleaning wand to remove stubborn cherry remnants that become lodged in the lid because the spring loaded piece cannot be removed.

I would use caution when pitting cherries around little kids. The process of pitting cherries is pretty cool and could be an attractive activity for a little kid. Just remember that the way the cherries are pitted is with a very sharp spear.

I'm impressed with how quickly I can pit a container of cherries. I can now incorporate fresh cherries in my fruit salads, beverages and ice cream creations. For a family that places an emphasis on fresh foods and efficient preparation, this item is a necessity.

For those with an interest in a product's country of origin, this cherry pitter is made in China.
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